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H. A. Smith

1855-1856       Rooms in the Buckeye Hall Buildings, Opposite the Post Office, Fremont, Ohio.

H. A. Smith was recorded in five advertisements in the Fremont Journal (Fremont, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from December 7 to 21, 1855.  Fremont Picture Gallery.  H. A. Smith, Daguerreotypist, Respectfully informs the citizens of Fremont, and vicinity, that he has opened a suit of rooms, in the building known as the “Buckeye Hall Building, nearly, ” opposite Messrs. S. Buckland & Co.’s Drug Store, where intends operating in the Daguerreian and Ambrotype Business.  He has a fine Sky-Light, together with a large Side-Light, fitted in expressly for his own benefit, and under his own directions.  You will find them just suited for the purpose designed.

Pictures taken in Rainy or Cloudy Weather as well as in Clear.  Children’s Pictures taken in Clear Weather in two seconds.  Patrons may rest assured of getting Perfect Miniatures.

His charges will be reasonable.

To the Aged—to those in Middle Life—to the Young—All, now have an opportunity of obtaining “Choice Lights of Remembrance,” to gladden the future, and more especially so, should Death remove the beloved ones from sight.  His services can be had at any time by those wishing to obtain Likenesses of Deceased or Sick persons.

Hours for Children, from 9 A. M., to 2 P. M., Clear weather.  Rooms Adjoining Dr. Parker’s Dental Office, and directly opposite Roberts & Sheldon’s Hardware store.  H. A. Smith.  Fremont, Ohio.

N. B.—Instruction given in Daguerreotyping, Ambrotyping, Pencil Drawing and Oil Painting.  H. A. S.                                                                          

The second advertisement ran from December 28, 1855 to March 28, 1856.  Good News!  Smith, the new Daguerreian, is now taking those fine Ambrotypes, of which, “you read of.”  They are just The thing—they combine durability with beauty, distinctness with softness of tone, and the color of life without the aid of the painter, they can be seen through the glass and are not reversed, like the daguerreotype.

You can see them in any light.  They are free from the polish of the silver plate, and Cannot Be Defaced.  They are impervious to water, air or acid, and will last for Ages Unimpaired.

You are invited to call and look at them, at the New Gallery in Buckeye Hall Building. H. A. Smith.   

The third advertisement appeared on  January 25, 1856.  Only Fifty Cents!!  You can get at the New Gallery opposite the Post Office, Fremont, a good Daguerreotype Likeness, for Fifty Cents! or a fine Ambrotype, one that is beautiful and life-like, and imperishable, for One Dollar.  Call early, as the Artist’s stay in town is limited to a few weeks.  Now is the time to get Good Pictures, and no mistake.  Children’s pictures taken in two seconds.  Copying neatly executed.  Hours for children, from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m., clear weather.  Adults pictures taken in any weather.  All work Warranted good, or no charge.  Oil Paintings, and fine French Engravings, beautifully framed, for sale.  H. A. Smith.

The fourth advertisement appeared on February 22, 1856.  Only Ten Days!  Pictures On Glass For One Dollar!!  Don’t forget the place.  Rooms in “Buckeye Hall Building,” opposite the Post Office, Fremont.  The Rooms will be closed the first of March.  The Artist leaves for Fostoria (or Rome) in a few days.

“First come, first served.  H. A. Smith, Artist.  Fremont, Ohio, February 22d, 1856.

The fifth advertisement appeared on April 18, 1856.  Fremont Picture Gallery.  I. B. Sharp, successor to H. A. Smith, respectfully informs the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that he is still taking those Ambrotypes in the Rooms formerly occupied by Mr. Smith.  Pictures taken in Rainy or Cloudy weather as well as Clear.  Children’s Pictures taken in clear weather in two seconds!  Patrons may rest assured of getting perfect miniatures. 

Instructions given in Ambrotyping.  Terms, reasonable.  Rooms in Buckeye Buildings, opposite the Post Office.                                                                                               

H. A. Smith is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Sherer & Morse

1858                Rooms in Sharp’s Block, Front Street, Opposite Post Office, Fremont, Ohio.

Sherer & Morse (Mrs. Sherer & Mrs. B. F. Morse)  were recorded in one announcement that appeared on November 26, 1858 in the  Fremont Journal (Fremont, Ohio).  Ambrotyping.  We don’t believe there is a man, woman, or child but what likes to look at a good picture, whether it be a landscape, comic, romantic, or the “human face divine.”  Madam Sherer and Mrs. Morse are now taking pictures in Sharp’s building opposite the Post Office, which we think will please all who will take time to examine them.  Madam Sherer is a newcomer here and if she can give our citizens satisfaction in the art, will remain.  Her pictures are very fine.—We advise our friends, particularly the ladies, to call at the rooms of Mrs. Sherer & Morse.

Sherer and Morse are recorded in other photographic directories as Shearer & Morse, and being active in 1859-1860 in Fremont, Ohio.

I. B. Sharp

1856                Rooms in the Buckeye Hall Buildings, Opposite the Post Office, Fremont, Ohio.

I. B. Sharp was recorded in one advertisement that ran from April 18 to August 15, 1856 in the Fremont Journal (Fremont, Ohio).  Fremont Picture Gallery.  I. B. Sharp, successor to H. A. Smith, respectfully informs the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that he is still taking those Ambrotypes in the Rooms formerly occupied by Mr. Smith.  Pictures taken in Rainy or Cloudy weather as well as Clear.  Children’s Pictures taken in clear weather in two seconds!  Patrons may rest assured of getting perfect miniatures. 

Instructions given in Ambrotyping.  Terms, reasonable.  Rooms in Buckeye Buildings, opposite the Post Office.                                                                                               

I. B. Sharp is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. Safford

1850               Rooms at Franklin House, Up-Stairs, Fremont, Ohio.

J. Safford was recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  The first announcement ran on July 13, 1850.  Daguerreotypes!  We direct the attention of our readers to the advertisement of J. Safford, in another column of this week’s papers.  We have examined some of the likenesses taken by him, and far as our judgment goes, we should pronounce them superior quality.  Call and examine for yourselves, and be satisfied.

The advertisement ran on July 13 and 20, 1850.  Daguerreotypes.  Daguerreian Likenesses, taken in all forms, and in the most approved styles by J. Safford, Rooms—At the Franklin House, up-stairs, Where he will remain a few days only.

The Ladies and gentlemen of Fremont and vicinity, are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The second announcement ran on July 20, 1850.  Daguerreotypes.  The man that takes Daguerreotypes “as is Daguerreotypes” is in town.  The ladies and gentlemen of Fremont, if they wish to get a picture taken right, had better put on their “fix-ups” and call on Mr. Safford at the Franklin House, up stairs.  He will remain but a few days, so you will do well

“To secure the shadow ere the substance fades.”

J. Safford is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mrs. B. F. Morse

1858                Rooms in Sharp’s Block, Front Street, Opposite Post Office, Fremont, Ohio.

Mrs. B. F. Morse was recorded in an advertisement and announcement in the Fremont Journal (Fremont, Ohio).  The advertisement ran from September 10 to November 26, 1858.  Special Notice.  Mrs. B. F. Morse, Having taken the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. E. J. Conger, in Sharps Block, up-stairs, directly opposite the Post Office, Front street, which has been fitted up with all the fixtures necessary to carry on the Ambrotype Business, in all its varieties and styles.  Ladies and Gentlemen are requested to call and examine specimens.

The announcement appeared on November 26, 1858.  Ambrotyping.  We don’t believe there is a man, woman, or child but what likes to look at a good picture, whether it be a landscape, comic, romantic, or the “human face divine.”  Madam Sherer and Mrs. Morse are now taking pictures in Sharp’s building opposite the Post Office, which we think will please all who will take time to examine them.  Madam Sherer is a newcomer here and if she can give our citizens satisfaction in the art, will remain.  Her pictures are very fine.—We advise our friends, particularly the ladies, to call at the rooms of Mrs. Sherer & Morse.

Mrs. B. F. Morse is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as Mrs. Morse active in Fremont, Ohio in 1859-1860 in the partnership of Sherer & Morse.   

P. Maxwell

1852-1853       Rooms in Buckland’s Block, Social Hall, Fremont, Ohio.

P. Maxwell was recorded in two advertisements in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).The first advertisement ran from October 9 to December 30, 1852.  Daguerreotypes!  P. Maxwell would respectfully announced to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity that he is now prepared to take Daguerreotype Miniatures, inferior to none, he therefore invites all who wish anything in his line to give him a call, as he feels assured that he can give satisfaction.  Also:  Those wishing Cutting done will find it to their advantage to give him a call.  Rooms in Buckland’s Block, Social Hall.

The second advertisement ran from January 27 to April 16, 1853.  Daguerreotypes!  P. Maxwell would respectfully announced to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity that he is now prepared to take Daguerreotype Miniatures, inferior to none, he therefore invites all who wish anything in his line to give him a call, as he feels assured that he can give satisfaction.  Also:  Those wishing Cutting done will find it to their advantage to give him a call.  Rooms in Buckland’s Block, Social Hall.

P. Maxwell is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Maxwell is possibly the Maxwell in the firm of Maxwell & Higgins who was active in Fremont in 1851.

Maxwell & Higgins

1851                Rooms in Caldwell Building, Fremont, Ohio.

Maxwell & Higgins were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  The announcement appeared on May 31, 1851.  Paragraphs for all to read.  Maxwell & Higgins have opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Caldwell building.  An excellent opportunity to obtain first rate likenesses.  See their advertisement in another column of the Freeman.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to August 2, 1851. Daguerreotypes!  Maxwell & Higgins Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that they are prepared to take Daguerrean Likenesses in all kinds of weather, and in a manner which cannot be surpassed by any.

Their apparatus new and of the best quality, Large size Camera which has been tested by one of the best operators in Cleveland.  Mr. Maxwell who will be the principal operator, has given his attention to the art for some time past and took lessons and operated with Mr. T. L. Kennan, also received additional instructions of Johnson & Fellows the most experienced and successful artists of Cleveland.  And has made arrangements so that he will receive immediately all improvements or new discoveries in the Art.

Rooms in the Caldwell Building a few doors south of Mr. Zieglers new store.

Maxwell & Higgins are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Maxwell is possibly P. Maxwell who was active in Fremont from 1852 to 1853.

T. L. Kennan

1851                Rooms In the 3d Story, Buckland’s Building, Fremont, Ohio.

T. L. Kennan was recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio). The first announcement appeared on March 22, 1851. We direct the attention of our readers to the advertisement of T. L. Kennan, Esq., in another column.  He has taken rooms in the third story of Buckland’s Block, where can be seen some fine specimens of Daguerrean Art, nearly as large again as any ever taken in this place.

The advertisement ran from March 22 to 29, 1851.  Daguerrean Gallery.  Mr. T. L. Kennan, an experienced Daguerrean Artist, respectfully informs the citizens of Fremont, that he has opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Buckland Block for a few days, where he is prepared to finish up Likenesses in a style far superior to any that has ever been taken in the place.  Whole families taken in one group.  Pictures put up in all manner of styles, and taken as well in cloudy weather as at any time.

Children Likenesses of almost any age taken perfectly in five seconds.

Mr. K., warrants all his work to give entire satisfaction, or no charge.  His prices shall be very low less than half what he has been accustomed to receive.  Those who wish likenesses taken are requested to call immediately, as he intends to make his visit in this place very short.

Ladies and gentlemen, and all lovers of the fine Arts are very cordially invited to call and examine specimens of his work.

The second announcement appeared on April 12, 1851.  Mr. Kennan desires us to say that he will remain in Fremont a few days longer, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotypes, and that those who wish to procure correct likenesses of themselves and friends, will do well to call immediately.

T. L. Kennan is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Fremont, Ohio. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a T. L. Kennan as being active in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1849, it is unknown if they are the same person.

Higgins

1851                Rooms in Caldwell Building, Fremont, Ohio.

Higgins of the firm Maxwell & Higgins was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in the 1851 Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  The announcement ran on May 31, 1851. Paragraphs for all to read.  Maxwell & Higgins have opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Caldwell building.  An excellent opportunity to obtain first rate likenesses.  See their advertisement in another column of the Freeman.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to August 2, 1851 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes!  Maxwell & Higgins Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that they are prepared to take Daguerrean Likenesses in all kinds of weather, and in a manner which cannot be surpassed by any.

Their apparatus new and of the best quality, Large size Camera which has been tested by one of the best operators in Cleveland.  Mr. Maxwell who will be the principal operator, has given his attention to the art for some time past and took lessons and operated with Mr. T. L. Kennan, also received additional instructions of Johnson & Fellows the most experienced and successful artists of Cleveland.  And has made arrangements so that he will receive immediately all improvements or new discoveries in the Art.  Rooms in the Caldwell Building a few doors south of Mr. Zieglers new Store.

Higgins is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Maxwell is also not listed in other directories (as being active in Fremont).  P. Maxwell is recorded in two advertisements, the first  ran on October 9 to December 30, 1852 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman. The second advertisement ran on January 27 to April 16, 1853 in the Fremont Journal.  It is possible that they are the same person, but at this point it is only speculation. To complicate matters Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. D. Maxwell as being active in Marietta, Ohio in 1853, which is about 197 miles away.  Craig list T. L. Kennan as being active in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 5, 1849.  It’s unknown if they are the same person or if he relocated to Ohio.  Johnson & Fellows are active in Cleveland in 1851.

L. Haynes

1850                Rooms at the Franklin House, up-stairs, Fremont, Ohio.                                              1851                Rooms In the Hall 3d Story Buckland’s Building, Fremont, Ohio.

L. Haynes was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio). The first advertisement ran from July 27 to August 24, 1850. Daguerreotypes. Daguerreian Likenesses, taken in all forms, and in the most approved styles by L. Haynes.  Miniatures enveloped in Frames, Cases, Lockets, Ladies’ Bracelets, Pins, Finger-rings, &c.

Ladies should always dress in Dark.  A Dark scarf is the most suitable neck dress for the Gentlemen.  Rooms—At the Franklin House, up-stairs: where he will remain a few days only.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Fremont and vicinity, are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens, which he does not hesitate to compare with the most efficient operators.  Operating hours from 8 A. M., until 5 P. M.

The announcement appeared on June 21, 1851.  Mr. L. Haynes’ Daguerrean advertisement in the Freeman to-day, should be ready by all who want good likenesses of themselves or friends.  We have examined some of his pictures, and find them fully equal to any we have before seen.

The second advertisement ran from June 21 to September 20, 1851.  Admittance Free.  New Daguerrean rooms In the Hall 3d Story Buckland’s Building.  Daguerrean Likenesses taken in the most approved styles, fully developing the highest improvement of the Art, By L. Haynes, who will render his services to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity for a short time only.  From his long experience and through knowledge of the business, (being in possession of a quick working instrument of a superior quality which will enable him to take pictures in all kinds of weather) he does not hesitate to warrant perfect satisfaction to any who may favor him with a call—and

Of these for whom you find emotions cherish,                                                                                              Secure the shadow, ere the substance perish.

Miniatures enveloped in frames, cases, lockets, ladies bracelets, pins. Finger-rings, &c.  N. B.  The subscriber has also a splendid assortment of Gold Lockets, which he will offer at a very low rate.

Come and see for Yourselves.  Ladies should always, if convenient, dress in dark.  A dark scarf is the most suitable neck dress for gentlemen.  Instructions in the art will be given on reasonable terms.      Opening hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.

L. Haynes is not recorded in other photographic directories.